London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
A Longquan celadon bowl, early 15th Century
the sturdily potted rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, the centre of the interior carved with a feathery lotus spray below an arching lotus scroll at the well and a foliate scroll at the everted rim, the exterior with further lotus scroll, the foot with a band of key-pattern, covered in olive green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring - 7¼in. (18.3cm.) diam.
Previously sold in these Rooms, 8th October 1990, lot 410.
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Compare with a large bowl and rounded sides, decorated with stylised lotus scroll in the Topkapi Saray Museum, is illustrated by Krahl, Catalogue, Vol.1, col. pl. 487, p.230 (35.5cm. diam.)
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